BY EMMA MILLER
Jennifer Weprin will step into the role of executive director at the Queens County Farm Museum in Little Neck on Monday, Oct. 15.
Amy Fischetti-Boncardo, the current director, is retiring after 30 years at the museum. Weprin told QNS that she is excited to “build on the accomplishments” of her predecessor.
Jennifer Weprin, the wife of former Councilman Mark Weprin, will remain as the director of cultural affairs and tourism for Queens Borough President Melinda Katz through Oct. 12. Katz appointed her to the post in 2016, and Jennifer Weprin has represented her on 20 different boards of directors, including the board of the Queens County Farm Museum.
“This organization has an incredible foundation and is so important to the city and for New York state,” said Weprin about the museum.
Weprin has a lot of experience growing nonprofit organizations. As cultural affairs director, she was able to advocate for cultural organizations across Queens. Prior to that, in 2011, she joined the Louis Armstrong House Museum as director of marketing and external affairs. During her time there, Weprin helped the museum increase press coverage and school visits.
Weprin has worked in many other organizations in New York City and around the world. In Queens, she has been marketing director at Gold Coast Arts Center and the Queens Theatre and president at Story Time Inc.
The Queens County Farm Museum sits on land that has been farmed since at least 1697. Today, it is the city’s largest piece of farmland at 47 acres. According to their website, the museum’s mission is to “preserve, restore and interpret the site, its history and owner’s lifestyles.” The museum is open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free except for special events.